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Poster: morst Date: Mar 14, 2005 7:28pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Discuss: Evaluation Time for LMA Deriver (mp3, ogg generator)

>I believe an archive has two purposes:
>1) Preserving information in as pristine a format as possible.
>2) Providing access to that information. In IA's wording: "Universal Access to Human Knowledge"

I do not think UNIVERSAL ACCESS means ACCESS ONLY FOR THOSE WITH BROADBAND OR LOTS OF TIME TO DOWNLOAD, I think it means ACCESS. I have friends who still use dialup. There are folks around the globe using dialup. Please let's keep the site interesting to them!

Ps I tape shows, I upload shows, I am a sound engineer, and I listen to lossy stuff in iTunes on a real stereo most of the day and night!

pps I resent the pejorative charactarization of downloaders as leechers. What is this site FOR if it is not for downloading? a bunch of uploads that nobody can use!?

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Poster: jcsalem Date: Mar 14, 2005 9:05pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Discuss: Evaluation Time for LMA Deriver (mp3, ogg generator)

I couldn't agree more. Would you call brick and mortar library patrons "leechers"?

Although I burn CDs for friends from my loseless copies, I pretty much only listen to the MP3s because that's what my home network and mobile audio gear use.

-- Jim

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